WELCOME TO WOLVERINE DIVISION
The U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps offers young Americans ages 10-18 a wealth of opportunities. Cadets learn leadership, management, organization and discipline while developing honor, courage, and commitment. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps helps fulfill that goal by providing critical mentorship, training, and leadership opportunities to young people enabling them to reach their fullest potential.
But if you were to ask our cadets why they joined they would simply tell you that it's fun!
"...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues."
- NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541
Since 1958, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults.
Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).
Honor, Courage, Commitment is the Navy’s motto and adult volunteers strive to teach these ideals, along with practical naval knowledge. Cadets meet or "drill" at their local unit weekly or monthly throughout the year. A unit is structured along military lines and is headed by a Commanding Officer. During these drills, Cadets are trained in nautical skills such as knot tying and splicing, signaling, water safety and swimming, first aid, and even fire fighting. They are instructed in military drill and discipline and are taught from a syllabus covering naval history to ship nomenclature. Cadets also tour ships and bases and participate in community events such as parades and fairs. The organization has one main purpose, and that is to foster team work, camaraderie and an understanding of the military command structure.
During summer and winter school breaks, Cadets may participate in advanced or special trainings covering a diverse range of interests. Some examples include: Photojournalism, Leadership, Sailing, Field Ops, Aviation, Culinary Arts, Fire Fighting, Marksmanship, Music, Seamanship and even SEAL Training to name just a few. For those interested in furthering their education, there are internships at Naval or the Coast Guard Academies available. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps also offers several college scholarships.
While participation in the Sea Cadet Corps in no way obligates participants to serve in the military, those that choose to enlist in the Armed Forces could enter service at an advanced rank and earn an advanced pay grade based on their Sea Cadet performance.
Take a moment to check out the other pages of this website to see the exciting things that Wolverine Division are dong . If you are interested in 'shadowing' for a day, contact us via the 'How to Join' tab above. One of our Divisional Officer's will contact you. At the orientation, one of our Training Team will provide information about the USNSCC and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!